Monday: Mario Galaxy marathon

GameSpot's next Live Gameplay Marathon arrives November 12, and features the Nintendo mascot's first cosmic encounter.

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While Nintendo mascot Mario recently enjoyed a high-profile Olympic debut, the portly plumber didn't participate in a marathon. That will change next week, as on November 12 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Pacific, GameSpot visitors will have a chance to watch a live gameplay marathon for the first proper console Mario game since 2002's GameCube effort Super Mario Sunshine.

GameSpot's Alex Navarro, who in his review of Super Mario Galaxy called it "a phenomenally fun game" and "one of Mario's best adventures yet," will be manning the Wii Remote for the marathon, with the aid of some fellow staffers. A live chat will be up and running during the marathon, and viewers will be able to submit questions during the show. The live video feed will be freely available to all GameSpot users.

In summary:

What: GameSpot Live Gameplay Marathon, featuring Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii
When: Monday, November 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific
Where: Check out the Super Mario Galaxy launch center.

For any GameSpot readers who can't make the live marathon, a video of the full event will be available on demand starting Tuesday, November 13.

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lilkikerman4450

I got a question answered too lol

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bballstar23

They didn't beat the game. It was just to show a sample of it. I was pumped that I got a question answered!

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Lord_Pisces

It's tuesday the 13th, where's the replay?

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linkin_guy109

the replay comes out tomorrow bud, and that was a pretty fun marathon, it always is with alex and jeff

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jcoolje

where do u go to watch the replay

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chisoxrule

I caught a glimpse of the video briefly this evening but I only wanted to watch the beginning and I had to go somewhere tonight. Was hoping to catch it now but it won't be available to watch again until 7PM here tomorrow and by then I'll have my copy. Oh well.

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sonynhater

dude thats awsome how they're going to beat it in an hour

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Screamteam411

And by an hour you mean the three hours that this thing is going on for?

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Church45

Yes, they are going to sit their and beat the whole game in an hour.

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boo13002

are they going to beat the whole game

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raichudl

cant get stream.

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-NAMMY-

Dang, why didn't I get an email about this. At least there'll be a full video, cheers GS. I hope there's an Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect marathon sometime ...

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I_Smash_You_Bro

Why do they have word from or sponsers

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RaymondIV

Here's the link to the marathon: << LINK REMOVED >> It's linked to above under "Where:"

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heybuddy142

got mario galaxy at gamestop in everett, wa maybe check your local gamestop. everywhere else seems to think its releasing on the 13th.

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I_Smash_You_Bro

It started

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nemes1s3000

The show is live.

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nemes1s3000

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nemes1s3000

You won't find the link to the marathon just yet, wait til for about 20 minutes or so.

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ognen

I dont worry... It's just that this doesnt sound like GameSpot... They always had countdowns, timers, links and things like that, and now, there's nothing...

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BlazeODU

Don't worry guys, they said pacific time, which means I need to wait until 3:00 P.M. central time to watch it. There's no rush, just gotta wait one more hour.

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Alfacharlie

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mutantfries

It says that it'll be at the launch center. We should go there at 1:00 PT (4:00 EST.) There will probably be a link.

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Alfacharlie

In Eastern Time it would be from 4 Pm to 7 Pm

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ognen

GameSpot can YOU HEAR US??? It's getting near two hours till the start and we still dont know where we need to go to watch this...

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Jandrobag

lol i think GS erased my previous comment.

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BigNath24

where do i Find the marathon????????????????

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mutantfries

I live on the east coast, and it's 4:00PM.

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mutantfries

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BloodyDagger

Does anyone know what time that is eastern?

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DC17

Where do i go to see the marathon??

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thrashunreal

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thrashunreal

Well, since GameStop has decided to screw with me... I guess I'll watch this... there better be an emblem.

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lilkikerman4450

it starts now

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budsaq

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budsaq

damn i can't watch it... i'll be too busy WATCHING MYSELF PLAY IT!!!!!! "One MILLION dollars!!!" *puts extended pinky to lips* *evil laugh*

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8smokes

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8smokes

Definatley gunna watch.

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speedracer216

i'll be here.... gotta sit in the back row of class so no one knows i'm here though :)

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jorranvv

hopefully there is a emblem

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N15PCA

First proper console Mario game since 2002's GameCube effort Super Mario Sunshine. That might be true but we all know this game is the first true Mario game to follow in the foot steps of Mario 64.

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lilkikerman4450

i should be getting this game within a week or two because Im still looking to buy a wii( they are so hard to find )!

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tastycasey27

the thing about nintendo needing new IP's is a bit silly cos the same could be said for the other two major consoles, yes i would like to see something new but in no way am i getting bored with nintendo's big franchises, they also have animal crossing, pikmin,batilion wars, even luigi could have his mansion haunted again. like the person below said even exite truck was nintendo's plus i just bought endless ocean which is nintendo and its really rather good. as for games like zelda and metroid yeah perhaps they do need another epic games character but thats not to say they dont make enough of there own IP's cos there is qite a few. ohh yeah and pokemon but i dont play many of those.

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dwmorrow

I'll be watching, and when my copy of SMG arrives, I'll have a marathon of my own.